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stalemate. the faceoff between protestors and president mubarak continues in cairo while the white house signals it is okay with a go slow approach. on the hot seat. today the government releases its report on those toyota acceleration problems. and a feisty senior citizen breaks up a jewelry store heist. this is the "cbs morning news" breaks up a jewelry store heist. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, february 8th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. the obama administration has refined its position on the question of whether mubarak should stay or go.
the answer now is go but not yet. the white house admitted monday it does not endorse mubarak's immediate resignation. the obama administration is throwing its support behind the newly appointed vice president, but he says egypt isn't ready for democracy. all of this flies in the face of protestors as they've been on the streets now for 15 days. terry mccarthy has the latest. >> reporter: the protesters are still here in the square behind me. in fact, many of them slept out in what is becoming a virtual tent city in what is normally a busy public traffic square. in the battle of wills that is developing, the government has announced a pay rise of 15% for public servants. presumably to win their sympathies. and it has announced the stock market will reopen here next sunday. meanwhile, the uprising that has been largely leaderless has finally found its first hero. wael ghonim.
he's a google executive in jail for 12 days for his involvement in coordinating the demonstrations on facebook. after significant outside pressure and the intervention of a wealthy local businessman, he was released monday evening, much to the delight of his many social network fans across egypt and also his mother. i want to put a sign on my chest, she says, that reads i'm the mother of a hero. wael ghonim tried to be humble. i'm not a hero, he says. i'm a very ordinary person. the heros are the ones in the street. but the protesters in tahrir square need their heros. as they continue to demand real change from a government that appears to be digging in its heels. the protesters are calling for another mass demonstration, but it remains to be seen how many they can get to turn out. >> terry mccarthy, thank you. to the weather now and another blast of arctic-like air that will blanket a large part
of the country. temperatures are expected to plummet in more than half the country, that includes places already reeling from a string of brutal winter storms and once again the south is going to get hit hard. >> this cold air has been building up across the northwest territories and all you need is a storm system to take that cold air and bring it south and that's exactly what we're going to be having here over the next couple of days. >> tennessee is already feeling the effects. in chicago, another morning of single digit temperatures is expected. no leads or suspects in the shooting death of three teenage boys in a mexican border town. two of the victims were u.s. citizens. the three were looking at a car dealership across the border from el paso. one victim was a student at cathedral high school in el paso. last year more than 3,000 people were killed in juarez, most related to drug use. today the government plans to release its report on those unintended accelerations in toyotas. the throttle problems forced the
auto giant to recall more than a million of its vehicles and pay hefty fines. >> reporter: and toyota says that it hasn't been totally able to put their recall mess behind it, but it is moving in the right direction regaining customer trust. the company itself is awaiting the government's report today. today's government report could reveal the source of toyota's troubles. transportation officials are expected to release the findings of their ten month investigation in to reports of sudden unintended acceleration, including whether faulty electronics were to blame. since the fall of 2009, toyota has recalled more than 11 million vehicles to fix various safety issues, including sticky gas pedals and problematic floor mats. the defects are possibly linked to 93 u.s. deaths, including a fatal 2009 high speed crash outside san diego. >> our accelerator is stuck. >> i'm sorry? >> our accelerator is stuck.
>> reporter: toyota has paid the government nearly $50 million in record fines for its handling of the recalls. just last year, company executives testified before congress that the problem had nothing to do with electronics. >> we've done extensive testing on the system and we've never found a malfunction that's caused unintended acceleration. >> reporter: the automaker says it has installed brake override systems on all new vehicles. still, the company faces scores of potentially devastating lawsuits that could further damage its reputation and bottom line. just this morning, toyota reported a 39% drop in its quarterly profit. and it's not all bad news for toyota. the company sees a brighter outlook for the rest of the year and that's primarily thanks to a recovery in the worldwide auto industry. president obama's reception at the u.s. chamber of commerce
can be best described as polite. they had a less than cordial relationship. monday's visit is the president's effort at fence mending. alexis christoforous has that story. >> reporter: president obama walked the block for a neighborly call on american business leaders. >> maybe if we brought over a fruitcake when i first moved in, we would have gotten off to a better start. >> reporter: the president and the business community have had a rocky relationship for the last two years, butting heads over financial regulations and the health care overhaul. now both sides are looking to work together. >> if i've got one message, my message is now is the time to invest in america. >> reporter: president obama argued businesses have a responsibility to help the u.s. economy. he called on executives to start using the nearly $2 trillion on their balance sheets to create jobs. the president pledged to help american businesses compete with a change in the corporate tax code and a push for more exports. but he warned that shouldn't
translate into more record wall street profits and big bonuses. >> they have to be shared by american workers who need to know that expanding trade and opening markets will lift their standards of living as well as your bottom line. >> reporter: republicans contend the president is crushing the business community under stifling regulations and market watchers aren't ready to put much stock in president obama's promises. >> i'm not so certain that he's convinced anybody that he's really changed. the speech was long on good feelings and happiness and a little short on specifics. >> reporter: but the chamber is flying a massive jobs banner on the outside of its building and both sides hope that by working together, they can put millions of unemployed americans back to work. alexis christoforous, cbs news, new york. just ahead on the morning news on this tuesday, good news about eggs. they may be healthier than we thought. plus, a convenience store robber with manners. we'll show you the video that went viral.
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pushed stocks higher. the dow climbed 69 points while the nasdaq added 14. americans are breaking out the plastic. after two years of cutting back, credit card debt rose 3.5% in december, a sign consumers feel more confident about the economy and their own finances. but even with the gains, consumer borrowing is still nearly 7% below the high set back in 2008. the smart phone revolution is far from over. according to the research firm idc, smart phones are now outselling personal computers. a milestone that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. but that also makes them more of a target this morning. the mcafee anti-virus company warned that cyber threats to mobile devices are on the rise. if you've ever bought a phone or computer only for a new and improved version to come out right after, best buy is trying to help. under its new buy back program, the chain agreed to buy back certain products within a limited time. customers can get a partial refund based on how quickly they return the item.
for now the program is free, but starting saturday, the cost will vary depending on the product. and meet the world's most polite armed robber. >> do me a favor. >> yes. >> would you empty that till for me, please, put it right here? i really am sorry to have to do this, but i've got kids. thank you very much. i appreciate it. and i really am sorry. if i ever get back on my feet again, sir, i'll bring it back. >> wow. well, the thief walked out with about $300. but his good manners may have backfired. this video went viral and helped police track him down. the 65-year-old man was arrested monday and faces a host of charges. and i think when they said good manners pay, i don't think they meant that. >> i don't talk about folks, but that was kind of dumb. i mean -- and i understand you're compassionate, you feel for him, he has a family, but did he not think he was going to get caught? >> apparently not.
>> ashley morrison here in new york. thank you so much. the latest fallout now from the seating problems at the super bowl. nfl commissioner roger goodell says he knew there were problems with temporary seating sections. 1200 seats were declared unsafe. the league couldn't get it fixed in time. hundreds of angry fans didn't have seats for the game. monday goodell offered no excuses and apologized. >> we will certainly do a thorough review and get to the bottom of why it all occurred, but we take full responsibility for that as putting on this game. >> goodell says the nfl would offer the fans without seat refunds triple the face value of tickets. and they'll also get tickets for next year's super bowl game. coming up, your tuesday morning weather. and in sports, the cleveland cavaliers set a new nba record and it is not a good one. we'll talk about it coming up. >> narrator: money watch sponsored by ice blue aqua velva. the choice of men for generations. aqua velva.
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shows a very large storm moving mere the northeast bringing light rain and snow. most of the southwest and northern plains are clear. later today, below freezing temperatures thanks to arctic air will continue to spread from north dakota down to oklahoma and as far east as new england. the northeast will see showers coming to an end with gusty winds picking up and snow moves in to the southern plains. in sports this morning, a new nba record for cleveland. the mavericks beat the cavaliers 99-96. that's the new league record, the 25th straight loss for cleveland. meanwhile in charlotte, the celtics ran out of gas and charlotte got them. they could meet in the first round of the playoffs. college basketball, kansas cruised to an easy win. marcus morris, 22 points against missouri. the 103-86 victory was the 23rd for kansas with only one loss. and a coach donates to a player.
wake forest baseball coach gave a kidney to one of his players, kevin jordan. the surgery took place monday at emory university hospital in atlanta. jordan suffered from a disease that destroys blood vessels. when we come back, another look at this morning's top stories and oscar nominees get ready for their close-up at the annual luncheon. annual hunch on. can getting enough vegetables make you feel good? oh, yeah. v8 juice gives you 3 of your 5 daily servings of vegetables. v8. what's your number? and give it a whole new life! with the aveeno nourish plus moisturize collection. the only hair care with active naturals wheat formulas, that target even the weakest parts of hair with hydrating proteins to help repair damage in just 3 washes. for softer, stronger... ... hair with life. [ female announcer ] aveeno nourish plus.
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on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. snow on the move into the central and southern plains. the northeast will see rain and snow showers. an arctic air mass is flowing straight from canada through the northern plains and the southeast and southwest will stay warm and sunny. here's another look at this morning's top stories now on a tuesday. the white house says it does not endorse the immediate
resignation of mubarak. anti-government demonstrators want him out now. the obama administration says that could set back the transition to democracy and today the government releases its report on toyota's unintended acceleration problems. toyota was forced to recall more than 11 million vehicles and pay nearly $49 million in fines. hollywood's biggest night, the academy awards ceremony, takes place this month and the fever is building. on monday, there was plenty of star power at the annual oscars nominees luncheon in beverly hills. elizabeth sanchez has more. >> reporter: three weeks before the awards, nominees met in hollywood for the annual oscar luncheon. natalie portman is eating for two. the actress nominated for her role in black swan is pregnant, making it tricky to get fitted for her oscar gown. >> it's certainly all about leaving space for growth. >> reporter: for some nominees like the social network's jesse eisenberg, the luncheon is a brand new experience. >> did not know this existed.
thank you. >> reporter: the closest 14-year-old true grit star hailee steinfeld ever got to the oscars was her television. >> i would watch them, got to be honest, mainly for the red carpet to see what everybody was wearing. >> reporter: the awards will take place here in hollywood on sunday, february 27th. and this year, the producers will add a new wrinkle to the show. the oscars will be hosted by two actors, anne hathaway and james franco, who is also nominated for best actor in 127 hours. >> a lot of the reaction was, oh, an obvious ploy by the academy to bring in younger viewers. and, yeah, duh. >> reporter: nominated for best supporting actor, he had good reason for coming. >> i love free lunches, man. come on, i came up as a starving struggling actor, so i'm very
grateful for a gift lunch. >> reporter: this year's nominees hope their next gift will be a gold oscar statue. elizabeth sanchez for cbs news, hollywood. and a band of thieves in england proved no match for an elderly woman. she's being called the hand bag heroine. a passer by caught it on cell phone. men were trying to smash the jewelry store window and you can see the woman running up to the gang and starts swinging with her hand bag. the robbers took off on mopeds. witnesses were amazed. >> we were terrified. we hid under the desk. we were really scared. and we looked outside and god love her, had her hand bag in the air banging them on the back of their helmet with her hand bag. >> watch out for a woman a hand bag. one suspect fell. that person was captured by the crowd before police arrived.
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nice going. >> nice. super bowl mvp aaron rodgers doing what he does best in an appearance on the late show with david letterman last night. also making an appearance, what you see right there, the wwe championship belt that rodgers wore when he accepted the mvp award. >> if you watched super bowl sunday night, you were part of history. super bowl xlv was the most watched event of all-time, 111 million people tuned in, that beat the old record set by last year's super bowl. the finale of the tv series mash is third.
and christina aguilera is still taking heat for her less than perfect performance of the national anthem. turns out a lot of americans may not know the lyrics to the star spangled banner. nicole brewer reports. ♪ the perilous fight >> reporter: it was the star spangled flub heard round the world. ♪ so proudly we watched as the twilight's last gleaming ♪ >> reporter: five time grammy award winner christina aguilera may have earned her stripes, but her star status took a hit. >> i think that she should have known it. she's a professional singer. >> how is she forgetting the lyrics to america's song? >> it's a respectful etiquette type thing. >> reporter: with so many people so quick to criticize, we wondered if they could do better. antoine hall has reason to be confident. ♪ o say can you see >> reporter: but others should
have changed their tune. ♪ o say can you see by the darkness new light ♪ ♪ what so proud we hail and i don't know that sentence ♪ >> reporter: so while most we talked to couldn't sing the first verse, i'll be willing to bet that even fewer knew a second or third existed. >> i was surprised that there were four stances. >> reporter: a professor at the college of music says we should cut her some slack. >> i give anybody kudos who is willing to sing from memory without accompaniment. >> reporter: but this man deserves a standing ovation. ♪ o'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave ♪ >> reporter: i'm nicole brewer, cbs 3, eyewitness news.
let him sing at the super bowl. coming up later, the arctic blast that will put most of the country in a deep freeze. also, we'll hear from a dietitian on the latest cholesterol findings. and it's the battle for breakfast as the latest "early show" cookoff starts today. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. i'm terrell brown. for this tuesday. i'm terrell brown. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com